On Friday, December 17th, Franciscan Action Network hosted an event for Quincy University Students at Casa San Salvador to learn more about “Care for Creation” with FAN and 3 year international mission with FMS.

The students, many of them history majors, had all taken the same course, Visions of the World, with Quincy visiting professor Megan Boccardi. While part of the trip focused on historical sites in D.C., the main purpose was to serve – in the spirit of St. Francis –local organizations in need of volunteers. The service-oriented trip, arranged by Boccardi, involved a 17 hour train ride from Quincy University (located in) to D.C.

Part of their journey included meeting with Patrick Carolan, the new Executive Director at FAN, and staff members at FMS. The students were eager to learn about both the organizations and a couple of students expressed interested in overseas mission after they graduated college.

Quincy University is located in Quincy, Illinois and is a private four year, liberal arts college, founded in the Franciscan tradition.